2010 Scion TC

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2010 Scion tC
2010 Scion tC
The Scion tC, which was launched as a 2005 model late in 2004. While it has received minor updates since its inception, there have been no significant changes since it rolled off the factory floor 5 years ago. Since then time has moved on even though the tC hasn't. This has resulted in slumping sales over the last few years. However, a new model is slated to arrive next year, which should breathe fresh air into this aging model. Despite its age, the tC remains a fairly stylish option when it comes to compact coupes. This is a testament to the original styling but also due, at least in part to the relative lack of competition in its market.

It has been a Scion tradition to only offer one spec of each model, along with a considerable number of options and accessories. The tC bucks that somewhat by offering two trim levels, a base and the higher end Release 6.0.

Power for both models comes from a 161 HP 2.4 liter four cylinder engine driving a five speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission.
Bring on the special-edition Scions. After using last December’s Los Angeles show to unveil a tricked-out xB, Scion unwrapped its latest package -- the tC Release Series 6.0 -- at the 2010 Chicago auto show.
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With the 2010 Chicago auto show press preview just hours away, Scion has announced its tC Release Series. A 6-speed manual RS 6.0 starts at $19,290 including $670 in destination fees; an automatic adds $800 to the sticker price.
2010 Scion Tc Rs 6 0 Front Three Quarters Driver
With the 2010 Chicago auto show press preview just hours away, Scion has announced its tC Release Series. A 6-speed manual RS 6.0 starts at $19,290 including $670 in destination fees; an automatic adds $800 to the sticker price.
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I eagerly await Toyota's return to building proper sports cars with the FT-86. But in the meantime, this Scion tC is one or two improvements away from being a fantastic enthusiast's bargain.
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Ditto the bass-heavy comment. I actually had a hard time listening to anything on the stereo in this car because the system adds way too much bass to anything. I played with every setting on the radio, and nothing really brought the bass down to acceptable levels. I can see where the demographic Scion is shooting for might appreciate this sort of bass bias, but it doesn't work for me.
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The tC is no sports car, but it's definitely a sporty car with a lot of great qualities, including an impressive price, an excellent manual gearbox, a comfortable ride, good looks, nimble packaging, and large double sunroofs. The Volkswagen GTI or the Honda Civic Si would be superior track-day choices, especially considering their better steering and stronger engines, but as a daily driver, the tC is a more than respectable alternative.
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I'm sure Scion's accessories help make cars like the tC more attractive to my demographic (18-24-yr-old male), but apart from the fog lamps, I wasn't blown away by the $6000 worth of kit added to our kit car. Personally, the black rims, coupled with the body kit and boomy exhaust note, reminded me of a prop from "The Fast & The Furious."
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Except for the first-generation xB's tendency to hang tail at the cornering limit (with its essential stability control system disabled), I've never had this much fun in any Scion. If I were Mr. Toyoda, every Scion would have this raucous, raunchy personality. Bring on the boomy stereo, the thundering exhaust, the wild run to the red line after every stop light. Think high school senior without a care -- or a rational thought -- in his or her head. The 18-inch wheel and tire set gave this tC tenacious bite on the occasional dry patch of winter pavement and the sporty exhaust system trimmed several seconds from the zero-to-sixty sprint at the psychic (if not the physics), level of perception. I wouldn't spend a penny for the dress-up trinkets but I would recommend that everyone interested in celebrating their child side sign up for a Scion tC test drive.
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It's interesting to drive this car after we've recently had in a Nissan Sentra SE-R. After all, both are front-wheel-drive compacts that have been sported up, and both were about $23K. This car is $23,500, and I prefer it. It has a lot more style and presence than the Sentra SE-R, and it's much more fun to drive, partly because it has a five-speed manual. Our test car was larded with some expensive options, most notably a set of very, very cool black TRD 18-inch wheels with Toyo sport tires. The $600 TRD exhaust is just about right: not too noisy, but noisy enough. I'd much rather have this exhaust from TRD than from the aftermarket. I've always liked the tC; I think it's a nice combination of sportiness and practicality, with its hatchback. After several years on the road, it also still looks very good. Ergonomics are very straightforward. I'm not exactly sure why they felt the need to have a lid for the stereo system, but I suppose it looks kinda cool when it's shut, and this car is all about looking cool.
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2010 Scion tC
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Even if its vehicles were occasionally offered overseas, Toyota's Scion brand is, above all, exclusive to the North America. As such, it seems likely that the design and development of future Scion models will be performed in the U.S -- not Japan.

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2010 Scion TC Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
161 hp @ 6000rpm
162 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash

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